Executive Branch Responds To Minority Legislative Branch Declassification Request…

The minority members (Democrats) of the House Intelligence Committee, ie the legislative branch, submitted a 10-page memo for declassification by the executive branch.  The comensurate process involves the National Security Council, Office of Legal Counsel and all executive agencies within the national security apparatus (CIA, NSA, ODNI, State Dept., DoD, FBI, DOJ) to review the request prior to declassification approval.

Apparently the U.S. Department of Justice – National Security Division, and Federal Bureau of Investigation – Intelligence operations, do not approve of the current submission without redactions:

WH response letter:

 

Whereas last week the Democrats and media were arguing the intelligence community (DOJ/FBI) were a separate authority apart from the White House, and must remain so lest they be obstructing justice; this week the Democrats and media are arguing the intelligence community (DOJ/FBI) are inherently under the authority of the White House and thereby obstructing justice.

Reversing their argument is the only way Democrats and Media can frame the preferred White House obstruction narrative.

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304 Responses to Executive Branch Responds To Minority Legislative Branch Declassification Request…

  1. covfefe999 says:

    Someone responding to Ted Lieu’s unintentionally hilarious (in a waaahmbulance sort of way) tweet said the Dems probably wrote the memo that way knowing Trump would be forced to send it back for redaction. To the lo-fo snowflakes it looks like an obstruction thus they are angry, exactly the effect the propagandist Dems were hoping for.

    Liked by 12 people

    • wheatietoo says:

      Yes, this ploy by Schiff was exposed two days ago…and the people on Fox have been talking about it.

      “Schiff put classified info in his Memo, on purpose, to trap Pres Trump into redacting it.”
      ^^This^^ has been discussed on several shows.

      This is why a lot of people have been saying ‘Release it anyway’.

      But apparently the classified info contains details that would put some lives at risk.
      Or blow some other investigations.
      So Potus has kicked it back to DOJ for them to figure out how much to release.

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      • NC PATRIOT says:

        I thought he kicked it back to Schiff saying the FBI/DOJ would be glad to help him redact it appropriately——then he would be glad to re-consider releasing it.

        Liked by 3 people

      • Blacksmith8 says:

        Or the FBI and the DOJ saw something in the now yellow with red boxes parts that caused them to check their retirement account balance before answering “uh no that shouldn’t be made public, um at this um time no it shouldn’t”

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    • Maquis says:

      That was my first thought, and I’m sticking to it.

      Liked by 2 people

    • ladypenquin says:

      It would be nice if Adam Schiff could be arrested for interfering with an investigation. Any little deplorable would be, so why not the Congress critters?

      Liked by 1 person

  2. Realist says:

    If stinking steaming HYPOCRISY was a FELONY there would not be a MEDIA MUPPET or a DemoncRAT left standing

    Liked by 5 people

  3. Theo West says:

    I was hearing days ago the Dems intentionally put classified stuff in just so they could accuse Trump of obstruction for not releasing it. They are getting positional whiplash. It’s a national emergency! It’s a nothingburger! Let’s push the Russian reset button. Wait he colluded with Russia! He hit his wife, bad! Oh, he raped a few women, no biggie, they were trash so it doesn’t matter, drag a $20 through a trailer park, you never know what you get.

    Dems need therapy BIG TIME… preferably in gitmo, involving water.

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  4. phoenixRising says:

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  5. armie says:

    I think you’re anticipating the second act of the play. Act One: Load document with classified material that you know will not pass muster, then complain the President is obstructing justice. Act Two: When it’s obvious that nobody with an IQ above room temperature is buying that charade, start complaining that the Republicans let you send over a memo full of classified information in order to make you look bad. I figure the intermission will be Sunday night, with Act two following on Monday.

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  6. schizoid says:

    The ballsy move would be to put it to a vote of the full House now and have all Republicans abstain. Force the Democrats to burn sources and methods or admit they don’t really want the memo released.

    Liked by 2 people

  7. covfefe999 says:

    I don’t know about the rest of you but I’m looking forward to reading that piece of crap Dem memo. It’s probably going to be as laughable as the dossier. 🙂 Also, after the Dem memo is released, then it will be nice to compare it to the FISA court hearing transcript.

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    • armie says:

      I’m not sure they’re going to let you. They’ve already leaked everything that benefits them, freely characterizing it any way they wanted. Releasing the actual memo will permit it to be carefully examined and refuted. They’re better off relying on form than on substance.

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    • lokiscout says:

      Think I will wait for the Cliff Notes!
      10 pages to refute three and a half!

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    • ibobland08 says:

      I think Trump should’ve released the memo. While funny seeing the Dems throw a hissy fit, I don’t like the optics that may convince some that Trump has something to hide.

      However, as others have mentioned, if there was anything of significance that was bad for Trump in that memo it likely would’ve or will be leaked.

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  8. treehouseron says:

    by the way, this whole ‘memo’ crap is a perfect example of Trump’s disruptive marketing working it’s wonder.

    Disruptive Marketing is when you don’t play by the rules already set up. so coke Vs. Pepsi… but you invent 7up. Or Snapple. Completely different idea. Republicans Vs. Democrats. You be Trump. Completely different idea.

    The first thing they do is ridicule your idea. Then you continue to develop your idea with no regard to the ridicule…. then the opponents realize too late that you’ve schlonged them, the entire space is changing, and they attempt to imitate you. Too late! They lose.

    So for instance, Hillary calls us “Deplorable”, we run with it, then the idiotic democrats start calling themselves Nasty Women. They tried to imitate that idea… and it never worked because it was an imitation of what MAGA was doing.

    So, Nunes comes up with this genius idea to release this memo based on the underlying classified evidence, the democrats ridicule it, Nunes and everybody involved keeps pushing it, finally the dems realize too late that they’re in deep Shiff here and try to imitate it by releasing their own memo. Too late! They lose.

    You’re gonna have to think quicker than that, democrats.

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  9. phoenixRising says:

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  10. scott467 says:

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    Liked by 6 people

  11. rsanchez1990 says:

    Bet they packed their memo so full of the same information they accused the Nunes memo of containing that would threaten national security, that they knew the Executive would have no choice but to deny their request. They should just take this farce to its logical conclusion and release 10 pages consisting of only lines of black bars.

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  12. John says:

    Well, it certainly could be IG Horowitz and Sessions, but whatever happened to this guy

    Ezra Cohen-Watnick

    From Bloomberg, “The National Security Council’s senior director for intelligence, Ezra Cohen-Watnick, was conducting the review, according to two U.S. officials who spoke with Bloomberg View on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss it publicly. In February Cohen-Watnick discovered Rice’s multiple requests to unmask U.S. persons in intelligence reports that related to Trump transition activities. He brought this to the attention of the White House General Counsel’s office, who reviewed more of Rice’s requests and instructed him to end his own research into the unmasking policy.”

    I never did understand why McGahn asked him to stop. Then he got fired.

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  13. dawg says:

    Significance of RR signing that letter? He might not be going anywhere.

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  14. Doc Moore says:

    Thing is, by fighting the flood of factual information that will come out, and we know it will come out, the Democrats place themselves in the untenable position of resisting the truth. If they got on the side of FINDING truth, instead of obstructing it, they could regain the respect of the American people. As it is, they have a very pale future. I hope no one tells them about this.

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    • phoenixRising says:

      Doc, some are very heavily involved and are trying to save their hides, and of course they are trying to protect Zero… and they realize all the damage this is doing to the Party…

      Bill & Hill took over the Party… it’s part of the Clinton Crime Syndicate

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  15. phoenixRising says:

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  16. SPMI says:

    Oh brother here comes another asinine sh*t storm.
    Do we really have to go through this gobble
    Dcuck ad nauseum.

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  17. WSB says:

    I think President Trump should do this…and I have never thought to advise PT. However, I am sure he will gain something out of this idea:

    Send the memo back to Schif with a note that there are five redactions he should make.

    But just don’t tell him where they are.

    Liked by 10 people

  18. LM says:

    For everyone oncerned sbout what the MSM or Democrats (generally the same thing) will say…

    No matter what the President or any of us says or does, they will respond with hate, disinformation, slander, and outright lies.

    Therefore, the best course we have is to plow ahead with righteousness and truth and go on the offense against evil and thus…..honor God.

    This, I believe, is fundamental to MAGA.

    God has given our side power, now we must use it.

    Liked by 16 people

    • dawg says:

      Exactly. They will scream about anything and everything. By the time the Dem memo clears, we will have revealed a whole slew of new dirt on them. Real dirt. We have multiple irons in the fire right now.

      Liked by 4 people

  19. dawg says:

    I, for one, am LOVING the use of the Dem tactic of the Friday night news drop. During the Olympic Opening Ceremonies no less! Wanna play hardball? Lets play. Schiff forgot he was playing against the GOAT.

    Liked by 5 people

  20. treehouseron says:

    They think they’ve got him now! This reminds me of that 1 time, when they thought they had him, because he backed out of the paris accord?

    BWAHH HHAAAH AHAHAHAAHHAHA

    Liked by 3 people

  21. treehouseron says:

    Greatest Meme of all time:

    Liked by 17 people

  22. Realist says:

    What a pity that stinking steaming HYPOCRISY is not a FELONY – if it was there would not be one member of the MEDIA nor the DemoncRAT Party outside prison.

    Liked by 1 person

  23. keithbo61 says:

    As predicted the dem’s ‘what is Trump hiding?’ battle cry is lighting up the twittersphere. But the real question should be, why is FBI and DOJ blocking a memo that is purported to exonerate them? Rhetorical question, of course. 😉

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  25. armie says:

    Twitchy has a roundup of the Dem responses, and as usual it’s a series of choreographed posts all quoting from the same set of talking points. One of these days they’re going to run afoul of Twitter’s spam filter.
    https://twitchy.com/gregp-3534/2018/02/09/dem-reactions-to-trump-not-declassifying-the-dem-memo-are-exactly-what-youd-expect/?utm_campaign=twitchywidget

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  26. Ber Knar says:

    The Dem memo was sent back with the suggested redactions for the committee to review.

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  27. Ber Knar says:

    Cont’d. – redacted by the DOJ/FBI as per the covering letter.

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  28. Stormyeyes says:

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  29. nuthinmuffin says:

    his lawyers are sharp…unlike what were told when he was elected

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  30. TigerBear says:

    LOL I absolutely love this President.
    Instead of redacting all that was needed he spun it back to the dems for a rewrite! They weren’t expecting that, and they are howling right now!

    God Bless America and President Trump!! 🤗🇺🇸

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  31. MAGAbear says:

    Here’s a silly question: if Nunes was put thru the ringer by the ethics commitee for doing nothing wrong, why on earth hasn’t Schiff been subject to that process for the numerous things he clearly has done that are unethical? Could it be cuz this is how the uniparty rolls? Take down the good and leave the bad alone to do more bad.

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    • RSExteriors says:

      Yes. Everyone including republicans and Ryan said Nunes should recuse himself and step down until cleared by ethics when he did NOTHING WRONG just an allegation. Where are the republicans and Ryan when it comes to Schiff when they know he has repeatedly VIOLATED THE LAW by leaking classified information. There is ALWAYS a double standard when it comes to democrats,

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  32. RSExteriors says:

    New Republican video on FISA abuse. SHARE it on FB, Twitter, etc. Make it go viral so low information voters start paying attention

    Liked by 1 person

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